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PAGE TWO. .ALGONA UPPER BES '' *' tipper 9 North Dodge Street— Phones 16-17 J. W. HAGGARD & H. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the 'Postoffice at .Algonn, Iowa, under act of Congress ot March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. f Ttan- , dofph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTIt CO. One Year, in aSvance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossulh County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies • 'c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER By J. W. Haggard We Won the War In Spite :of. Red Tape We "have often wondered how the ''United States government was able to win the war, loaded down with so much red tape that it lakes months to complete a simple business transaction that could easily he handled in private-business in a Jew hours. This is Centennial Year in Iowa and the State Fair Board had expecetd to make, the State Fair this year commemorate the birth of the state one hundred years ago. The wars have been over for almost a year and toe government is still in possession of the state fair grounds, which the fair board granted the use of during the war, with. 1he agreement that the grounds and buildings should be put back in the same condition as when they took over. The fair people have come to terms verbally with the government, which has agreed to pay $525,000 for restoration of the grounds and buildings, but on account of senseless red tape and a few signatures nothing has been done and the deal may be held up until it is too late to stage the centennial celebration this year. The War Department said approval of the whole matter is "just a formality" w_b*n the checking of claims is completed by tha-corps of engineers at Omaha. The Omaha engineers said that they were all through checking, and that final sanction is up to the War Department. Contact with the War ment but "no dice" so far after all these months. Department has been made by the fair manage- The final word'-seems to be that the Washington desk holders claim that Omaha is holding up the final agreement. The fair buildings, 15 of them, have been cleared of army stores but everything is at a.-sta.n4stijl awaiting the decree, of some mimbSklul^in O^a&? v/iio may deligljlHn showing his brief authority. That the government is hard to do business with this writer can testify. The rationing board in Algona has occupied offices over the Upper Des Moines building for three or four years. After the rental and all conditions had been agreed to it took six or eight months and many legal minds who had to be consulted by the government before the simple business matter could be concluded. Any ordinary business man would'have only required a few days in completing the;deal. How we were able to win'the war the Lord only knows. " Who Won the War Anyway? After all of the yell about Russia taking over some of the adjacent small states and stripping Manchuria and Germany of the heavy machinery that may easily be used for mnufacturing-Hvar materials for the next war. some of.-the papers are noting the -fact that the United Staets is at present spending hundreds of millions of dollars in preparing islands in the Pacific for United States army and navy bases, as well as huge air bases. These are being located on islands seized by conquest. The work on these captured islands was begun before the war with Japan ended. America is now quietly continuing to fortify such Pacific islands as Tinian, Saipan, Guam, Okinawa, Kwpalein, Eniwetok Majuro, Iwo Jima, and a number of other islands. Congress is said to favor annexing the islands outright. The United Nations hasn't decided what is to be done with these islands. President Truman favors putting these islands under our rule which of course means practical confiscation. One thing is certain, that is that we will of course keep these islands. In this mutter the United States is demanding something that Russia is being criticized about. Russia has made no complaint about the disposition of these Pacific islands, and we think it might be a graceful act for us not to assume to dictate just what Russia must do in like matters. Russia nor the United States started this last war and they should be given some latitude in seeking protection from another war. Knoxville Express: To the ordinary man who needs a job it does not make any difference whether the employer, makes a million or breaks , ev en—just so he gets the important thing, the v, eekly paycheck. Fairfield Ledger: It does not take very good eyesight to see that the longer Washington permits the strikes to block production, the supply of things needed by the public will be diminished and prices will climb higher. Population Decrease > and State Taxes A .recent writer, criticising state taxes, points 'to a drop in Iowa's population ot 278,742 andi comes to the conclusion that it is the multiplicity of State 'taxes Which have been tending to -drive fdlks out Of the state who don't own property, land, or in some cases, small businesses that have found the taxes oppressive. Whether .that is so or not, .'the writer did dig! up some interesting facts about taxes, which are worth paying attention to any time. _ : Living costs in Iowa were compared with those of a neighboring state, and here they-ate: .Neighbor Iowa State License, small commercial truck....$ 15 License, small family car 20 Sales tax on $G;000 construction.... 120 Sales tax on $1000 car 20 Cigarette tax, per year 14 Food tax, per year 10 Tax on tangible goods, per year.... 30 City cigarette license 103 We do not know what neighboring state 'he has reference to, but we can understand his language when he asks: "Is this going to go on forever? Why should not sales tax he-Included in the sale? Why is there a sales tax, when the slate government is building huge reserves?" Taxes are a necessary evil, but it certainly seems as though we have more than enough to meet all state needs. Some of the above taxes were passed as emergency income measures; the emergency is past, the state has millions more than it needs; who in state government will have the happy thought to eliminate some of them? • •••~I\. 1J. VV i $ B 8 0 0 0 0 0 15 Think It Over! In Wuerx.burg, Germany, a fighting lieutenant colonel decided that something should be done to correct an increasingly bad situation among his men. . He had noted that fraternization and the insidious germ of idleness which cannot be eliminated from troops in an army of occupation, were teaming up to no good, so he issued the following statement: "It has been brought to my attention that the morale of the civilian population of Wuerzburg has been raised as the result of recent indications tihat a split is developing between the recent Allies. "I have heard certain military personnel express agreement with these policies in the presence oi German frauleins. This practice must slop immediately. "The Soviet government is an ally of tnc U. S. A. and you are representatives of our government. I w'ill not tolerate any disparaging remarks gainst our Allies to the German people. "I do not hate .the German people, but I can't forget that the sun will never set upon the grave cf some American soldier. "Millions of Russian soldiers and civilians died to save our skins. Just remember that. "Those were the good old days, yes. Standing! in half-tracks all day, in the bitter cold, hungry, and tired; firing off the line of departure; making- river crossings and sweating out barrages. It isi cold in Russia, remember that. "I am nc4 a.pinko or a Red. But the Russians' are pur Allies. j.Thejf have^guts and by God I never want to fight again. Think it over!" '!! fl * To which we have little to add-r-except, think it over! ' —R- B. W. George Writes, slated to speak tit the Junior'Chamber of Commerce banquet tonight (Tuesday) for this local school .and ;acttdeniy basket"' ball squads,-came to Algona a few years ago and had an '.interesting time. ' . i :He 'had been told .to :gct * roto ,pane picture series of Jimmie No* ville, who mixed'fun with business . . . George arrived, after Driving, over ice and snow forimatiy miles. Jimmie was behind the counter. "I've come to take your picture for the Register," said George. "The hell you are," said Jimmie; "I own this store and I'll say whether or mot you take any pictures here." "Listen," Said Yates, "the paper sent me here to get those pictures, and. I've just driven -over 140 miles of ice to get here, and I'm going to take the pictures right now." Jimmie looked at Yates, and his mustache which had a slight bristle about that time, and said, "Well, What are ydti waiting for?" From Chris Reese's paper, The Arrow, at Ocheyeclan, we find that our fellow townsman, Eddie De- Zellar, is making himself pretty well known up there. Chris says Eddie, who has been making that town for 20 years for F-C-K & Co., has joined the local Pipe .Club. In fact when Eddie visited 'Chris the latter says he had to',open both doors as Eddie was smoking his pipe. The postmaster, next door rushed in and asked if:,the place was afire, and that something was burning. '.-',-, wedk, a •airftitr'was •wfelcoitted :tn »nn unusuttl 'fasHitSn . . . it ;is ',the Club' custom to fine «mr -member ,10; fcertts 'if-he •ftOfeiHtt.jhaVe.'hls 'Identi^ ilcation bridge ;bh•tiur'ing 'the'meet- ing ... the guest ,was sitting talmly when the' tifflctel Txrtfetto? whether or-hot-He Opinions of Other Editors The Inflation Spiral. North wood Anchor: The merry-go-round is whirling faster since President Truman interfer- red, with good intentions, to raise the pay of steel workers. It is not expected that other unions would be satisfied not to raise the chorus of "me too." We have had the automobile workers, meat men, electrical workers, railroaders from engine to caboose, bus and street car operators^city employees clamoring along with those of less significance to the nation. Now comes John L. Lewis with a threat of strike unless five new conditions, including more pay, for 450,000 coal miners are negotiated to his satisfaction soon. Higher wages, higher selling prices, then higher wages, higher selling prices endlessly on and on. Labor Barons Selfish. Humboldt Republican: Tuesday's morning dailies stated in banner type that union labor is objecting to wage control. They want price control but not Wage control. Could anything be more selfish or absurd? Who Wants to Work Anyway. Belmond Independent: The farm represents the last remaining free and unhindered chance to work there is left in this country. The freedom and independence of the farm is becoming more and more in evidence and the freedom and independence of the industrial worker is growing less and less. * * * * The forgotten man these days is the small business man. The trend of legislation and his inability-to get a hearing in Washington indicates rather clearly that because he is small and unorgnized he has no friend in court. LeMars Sentinel: Labor unions are now big Business exerting powerful economic and political power and they and the leaders who exercise dictatorial control over these policies and financial reserves should pe made amenable to law as are industry and finance. Marshalltown Times-Republican: Luckily for rthe nation the farmer who produces food, our most essential need, is 'both a manager and worker and sees both sides. Washington Evening Journal: It's fine to have an open mind. But it should also be equipped with a filter. WdukJ Make Work Illegal STORY OF THE WE6K: Seems that in a bombing operation over Germany, two Irishmen were in a big British Halifax bomber. One was an ardent supporter of Eamonn dc Valera and strongly defended him; the other one was against him with equal vehemence. . The argument became heated, but at that point the bomber was attacked by a brace of .German Messerschmitts. It was a ihot fight, but the bomber managed to get through and ibegan its return flight, whereupon the one Irish r man resumed the conversation, saying: ' : "One thing you can't take away from old Dev, he has kept us out of this war." ^ '} "The Lost Weekend" occasioned considerable local comment, and several good yarns, aftpr its showing-here. ".I've sworn off — .just saw The Lost Weekend," said one citizen. . . .>.»>. U , • * "Off liquor," -asked hWi i+rie.nd. *> «» •> «•» !? •!No, off .movies," estate the reply. • fr f.l if •' j AROUND THE TOWN: Gladys Shumway buying some fishing plugs preparatory to an^active summer . . • Ken Harris watching the station while brother George-grabbed a quick lunch .4., R. F. Perry and Hill Norman headed for coffee or coke . . . Kiwan- ians leaving their weekly meeting late, after a rousing talk by Supt. Cooper of the State School at Eldora, who just returned from taking some Eldora boys to a state tournament .basketball session and found himself in the spotlight as a result . . . N. C. Rice carrying a deposit bag down the street ... Duke Kinsey in a red and black outdoor shirt . . . throngs looking in the window of Sharp's Jewelry prior to the opening . . . quite a line-up before the employment office, registering for unemployment pay . . . Bob Harrington and Wade' Sullivan shooting the ;breeze . . .Al Amunson on the way to the postoffice . . . spring is here, kids looking for night crawlers. *< * « j In one business place, an eye had been kept on a youngster who had been thumbing through mag-; azines ... in a few minutes he; ambled toward the door -and start-! ed to go out. '^Haven't you got a.' magazine there that belongs to us", asked one of the clerks. "Oh yes," said the youngster, "here's the money for it, and another 80c for the last two weeks." ff '!' # A salesman reports that Algona has just everything . ... everything. He opened up a phone book in a hotel room and read this: "Phone xxjf and ask xxxxx for a date good enough for anybody" . . . phone number and name were inserted where we only placed-the X'B. * * * Dick Wheeloclc, son i«f Mr. and Mrs. John Wheelock, is with the 5th air -force, headquarters Tokyo . . he recently wrote a' letter -in which he said the group he was with had about 100 Japs doing 'all the work, cooking, K. .P. stuu, waiting tables, etc. and that an orchestra also entertains during chow, which consists of chicken, and steaks nearly every day. He's picking up Japanese pretty fast, too, and signed his name with Jap initials . . . glad to hear .about me chicken and steaks, D.lc'k, and that 'IS something . . . hope the mail is getting through better, and that goes for a couple of Okinawa correspondents, too. ,„..„-Bakeisy iha9:re«lly .'.been taking a good-natured razzing . .. and enjoys it. After his ad refctirdlhg: "The Twins" appeared tfast Week in the local papers 'the •• cohRrrftulatloiis have been Jtttiriri* In. •* * ^ DID YOU KNOW: That ?the Sargent & Co. plant there, one df Jour •branch -plants of 'the company, did.'a Million'dbllal-s worth of business last 'year, is (one >of Algona's JnoSt -progressive -firms and serves a territory that puns , north to Mankato, Minn., sand •would.like io construct h two,story vbrick,- fireproof addition 'if arrangements 'Can -be woi'ked 'out for the land. 'T6 VHomer Anderson, •manager, congratulations tin an excellent'jbb:f or the company and for 'helping Jh' a AWay many-of us lhaven't appreciated to develop the importance Of Algona as & wholesale center. ! * * * Our famous last 'line this week is dedicated to -the University of 'Chicago's athletic director, who in announcing the withdrawal of the school frohvthe Big Ten, made'this understanding statement of the situation: • "Our membership obviously was unfair ,to teams that did not- encounter ^is;" Engel As J**e*i<letifc ; Lu Verne: The Presbyterian Ladies' Association! met Wednes;; tiay afternoon in the -city nlSll; with large attendance. -Mfg. tJtry' (Trauger, retiring president ftf «the association, had charge of the business mcetm*. Tort's-of thte year's ,wd»k weV6 4toGn bjr. thfe bonimittee chairmen. Miss Emma fcrause -led -the devotions .and the lesson. 'Election of officers wasIheid Kftid the following officers were (fleeted for thfe 'coffilng yeah ?P?esia'eKt; "MrS. "Wa'Ttef "Sngelj ;v:lce president, Mrs. 'Guy Trati- -g«fr; secretary, Mrs. Willram-Hed- iriek; -treasurer, Mrs. Henry ,'Ku- 'bly; secretary :of -national tmis- isions :and overseas sewing, Mrs. Hariy Von .Draska; 'secretary of .literature, Mrs. Mantes fioak; see* notary /of missionary education,: Mrs. Frank Chopmah; secretary • of stewardship 'of spiritual life, .Miss 'Emma 3Cr»ause; -visitation committee,. Mrs. Jennie Phillips and Mrs. 'I. H. "Benedict; Sunshine committee, Mrs. ;Emmet Knary, and Mrs. Marie Hunt; nominating committee,' "Mrs. Aft Riley, Mrs. Harry 'Chf istensen and Miss Emma 'Kfaus'e; secretary of membership, Mrs. Eli Eager, 'Mrs. 3. 'L. 'Lichty; .program committee, -Mrs. Irvin Chapman, Mrs. Curtis Morgan, 'Mrs. .Fred Hagist, finance committee, "Mrs. Henry Ktibly, Mrs. William Hedrick, and Mrs. A. A. Schipull. ,,, it , ^ « ^ ^m : ~ StoleinJvfht «lh 'WIOTl!,.,. y.f^:i\ F r i!^:'iMM!^-*t« and girls were fttfeSts-at; a I The ^S^'^^Sl^S^ Boys and girls V ». 1'.' * IF YOU NEED rUBber stamps fo any.purpose, v you can-order theu at The Algona 'Upper TJes Mdines 40c arid up. -13-ti ADS BRINGS RESULTS! TAXI! "We answer all calls up to 1 A. M. daily -and 'emergency calls >at any ^tirne day or =night. PHONE liOEBIG'STAXI Webster City Journal ., As his contribution to the solution of the -nation's problems, a memfcier of the Virginia housfrvof delegates, by the name of L. Lake Triplett, has had a strange and wonderful idea. It has occurred to Mr. Triplett the trouble with this country is not too .much unemployment -but too many jobs. At any 4-ate, there us a lot of -wlork that nobody seem? ; to w,snt to do. There axe, in 'the first place, a ;great many •farmers lil*e wr. Tcjplett who cannot get anyone to work his 1,800 acre property in his home county There are, in the second place, a great many ••housewives who cannot get anyone to cook or clean, or to watch the children during an evening. And there are also obviously, a great many people, out on strike who voluntarily walked away from their jobs. One can hardly blame Mr. Triplett for deciding that what the country really wants is not a full employment but a no employment bill. Coming straight to the point, he has introduced a measure in the Virginia house of delegates to abolish employment altogether. "Nobody wants to work any more," he explains, "so I propose to 'prohibit work." His bill would make it unlawful for anyone to work for another person for a consideration and provides fines up to $100 lor the first violation and up to $1,000 for the second. Considering what happened under prohibition, this may not be as cra?y as it sounds. The tighter the liquor laws got, the more people drank. Perhaps Mr. Triplett figures work can be made more attractive to people by outlawing it. »•-*-* We note with some interest feat six railroads have (joined together to announce 'that sleeping car ser-r vice from coast to coast will *£' gin .March 31. Instead of chang4 ing trains and cars, the oars are. switched from one road 'to another ... the curious thing about it $11 Is-that "the Qhesepeake & Ohio,;tN road that ran full .page ads adyo» eating such a messujse and eyl-? dently stirred their rail operattaa brethren into action, is not onetpfl the six roads included in the n£nw setup. Poor old Chessie! * •'» * * i Over at the Lions Club last - OnW v»h.h Vout^M^^^^CMK ^^^^^^^^ ° nt ° & PERFECT-CIRCLE PROCESSING LESTER DcBQLT Phone 308 118 N. Thoflngton UTS STOP .- ,.,•-•-' U. , ;. , X". -. • . : ' • . i , • -. ' - -'•' . • .*.(•-,- x- ! . i • * .' ' ' : . . - , • . • . _ i • - - . 7 IMDU 'know what happens .,* .When you''continue :to spend .more than you make and ...\ Keep on 'borrowing to make up the-dif- ferencel Yousknow too, that a big«hunk.b^very dollar you earn and every -dollar >yOu spend joes 'to pay the cost of 'govern ment. .That's why it's important for you to take u good look .at the way the government spends your dollars. Government should begin npw to live within It* mean* v During the war government necessarily spent huge sums of money. Yet, with the war'Over,'the government plans to spend four <times as much in the coming year as it spent in the highest pre-war .year. Most thoughtful people ibelieve (hat government expenditures are now-far greater than they need ! be. They believe that government, like -a family, should live within Us means ,,, that it should not spend more than it takes in , ,»that it should not keep on deeper into debtt Yet that is exactly what's happening to» .day. Our government is spending billions more than it takes in. And if continues-to .borrow to make up the difference. This is -the kind of money?handling that 'causes inflation. , . .' j';'-. • '-•"•"' Economy In fiovernmenf meani money In your •poeket^ ^ If the American (people r- through Congress — will reduce government spending and take steps to encourage production, inflation will'be stopped.., and'thjs is the only way it can be stopped. ••_ Write ;your representatives .in Congress Aoflny. ' - '''. t ', /'.'..'. Urge them to cut the cost of 'government, eliminating all waste ... all-unnecessary services ,. vand postponing all -expenditures that can be.put off until'our war'billa have'been paid. ' ' " ' ' f ~ •,' '• ,• ' '•»-• ^ , : Urge (hemito make the government start living wiftjinjts means ,.. at,a leveHhat ;you and your neighbors can afford-to payt You'll see the results soon in the cqtt of everything that you buy,,, and^verythjng else, Arid your Country a real service, " T.i Witt en wvtmmttt Wng -^ur tapy if (hit i «!himi>ortaHt NATIONS Fora Better Tomorrow •if

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